The Shift has Hit the Fan

Category: Environment

news.yahoo.com Bucharest (AFP) – Thousands marched Sunday across Romania to protest against a Canadian company’s plans to open a gold mine seen as a threat to the environment, and called for the government’s resignation. In what has become one of the longest-running protests in post-communist Romania, an estimated 4,000 people demonstrated in the capital Bucharest to demand the mine project in Rosia Montana be dropped. The protestors chanted slogans calling for the resignation of the centre-left government that adopted a…

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Japan’s prime minister has appealed to the international community to help fix the on-going crisis at its damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant. telegraph.co.uk By Danielle Demetriou

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The Future is Local, the Future is Organic The future is local. The future is organic. Well, at least it could be if we base our food production on an increasing body of evidence that indicates the harmful effects of petrochemical, corporate-controlled agriculture. In June, researchers at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand concluded that the GM strategy used in North American staple crop production is limiting yields and increasing pesticide use compared to non-GM farming in Western Europe…

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Total GMO Ban To Be Considered By Russia Within Weeks by NATASHA LONGO As one of the few nations in the world with a GMO-free platform, Russia does not allow any cultivation of GMOs for commercial purposes. Their regulatory agencies recently suspended the import and use of an American GM corn following a study suggesting a link to breast cancer and organ damage. The Russian Prime Minister has now ordered the same agencies to consider a possible ban on all GMO…

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UN CLIMATE CHANGE REPORT IGNORES 15-YEAR ‘PAUSE’ IN WARMING by TONY LEE An exhaustive United Nations report that claimed with 95% certainty that humans are responsible for global warming left out data that found the planet has stopped warming over the last 15 years, because it did not fit with the climate change agenda it wanted to advance. The report, produced by the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC),  could not explain “why the planet has largely stopped warming over the past…

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